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Jan 2, 2013 4:00am PST
number one exporter of oil to the united states, so their economy is very much based on energy. so their currency has kind of been suffering lately as the energy sector has been down. but we are seeing a resurgence here, and we just made two-month highs in crude-oil here recently above $91.50, so i think that could add some support, and you've got a very solid base at $99, which is the halfway of the highs and lows for 2012 in the canadian currency. > here is the chart and a look at the canadian dollar. what do you see in the charts that you like? > > i am looking at a june option, a limited-risk play. a june option has five months. you can buy an option here for a relatively inexpensive $1,500, because there is such a low volatility - this market hasn't moved much. and it has five months to develop here. the near-term target is $106. what is interesting is there is usually a high correlation between the canadian dollar and the australian dollar, which has made new yearly highs, but we've seen this canadian lag behind. look for that to play a little bit of catch-up and participate in thi
Dec 31, 2012 4:00am PST
products. look at stuff like the energy drinks. monster beverage company: both coke and pepsi have a lot of multiple brands. take a look at how brand strength is doing. i think there is going to be an influx of folks looking for more healthy drinks. > > vitamin water was a big acquisition. > > vitamin water, big one, yes. > > vitamin water. round three: home for the holidays. home ownership is said to be at a decade-low. is that a good sign or a bad sign? > > you have a lot of pent-up demand. and don't forget, rent rates are at some of the highest levels they have been at in something like five or six years. and in fact, just over the past two or three years, rent rates have gone up about 20 to 25% in major cities. i think folks with low interest rates, once they start to see those stick up with some of the presidential policies in place, we could see a drive for home ownership. > > that's true, because we have seen rates dive below 3% as far as the yield on the 30-year, so that is a falsity right there. but i just want to point out that home prices jumped 5% in september. they were up i
Dec 26, 2012 4:00am PST
possible to challenge the charges. invnvtment banks are powering down their stake in the energy business. energy was once a popular investment on wall street. in 2008, big banks were so involved in the market that banks powered an estimated 2 out of every 5 residential customers. however, lower prices and more regulation following the enron collapse are causing firms to take a step back from the business. recently, federal regulators banned jpmorgan chase from selling electricity for 6 months. it's part of an investigation that the bank manipulated energy prices in some parts of the u.s. the holiday parties are winding down on wall street. several financial firms in new york called off holiday events or scaled back. report say morgan stanely and credit suisse did not sponsor parties. citigroup, deutche bank, barclays and the investment banking unit of bank of america left it up to individual departments to pay out of their own accounts. back in the day, as in before the financial crisis, wall street firms rented out nightclubs and steakhouses in midtown for holiday celebrations.
Jan 3, 2013 4:00am PST
- for wind energy, energy-efficient cars, appliances and homes, along with tax credits for child care, college costs and small business research and development. the deal also puts off for two months a half-trillion dollars in spending cuts to the defense department, and what to do about the debt ceiling, which is maxed out and has led the treasury department to suspend the reinvestment of federal employee retirement account contributions. which means that major negotiations still lie ahead on the hill. diane swonk, chief economist at mesirow financial, is on the line with us this morning. good morning "good morning" do you think congress is merely kicking the can down the road? "absolutely. what we saw was we averted going off the cliff and going into recession. that's the good news. the bad news is we only bought ourselves 2 months. we have mandated spending cuts that are postponed only for 2 months and yet another debt ceiling potential showdown as well, which could result if done poorly in another downgrade of u.s. debt, and could have a spill-over effect on everything from pensio
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